For Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 80,000-plus attorneys, call them, and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

Best thing about being a lawyer:  Being paid to argue! Aside from that, the best surprise about the practice of law has been the people. Whether the interaction is with opposing counsel, co-counsel, clients, witnesses, or judges, the opportunity to teach, to learn from, to help and be helped by the people around me makes this profession worthwhile.

Favorite saying/quote:  “We’ll probably find it if we start picking everything up.”

Family/personal:  My husband Alan and I have two teenaged sons, Ian and Graham; one dog; and two cats.

Areas of practice: My practice focuses on commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and related appeals.

Education: I have a B.A. in economics from UT Austin, and a J.D. from SMU.
Community Involvement: I serve on my parish’s finance council.  I have also taught religious education at the three-year-old, five-year-old, second grade, and seventh grade level, and, with my husband, been a sponsor couple in our parish’s marriage preparation program.

Favorite magazine:
The part of my job I do best is:  Advocacy

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? Rachel Maddow

Who is your favorite on-screen or literary attorney, and why?  Matthew Shardlake, for his combination of compassion, conscience, and intellect, and for his ability to recognize and admit his mistakes.

Stefanie Klein works at Neligan Foley LLP.

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